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William Hill Scottish Cup
Sat 23 November, 2019. Kick Off: - 15:00
The Energy Check Stadium at Firhill

The Executive Offices will not open until 11:30am on Saturday 23rd November.

Admission Information: 

Prices: 

Adults – £10

Concessions – £5

A concession is classed as a person under 18, over 65 or a full time student with a valid matriculation card.

This fixture is not available on Partick Thistle season tickets but supporters are able to add the game to their season ticket in advance of the match.

Add the match to your season card now 

Home Support:

Jackie Husband Stand: 

Thistle supporters will occupy sections 1-5 of the Jackie Husband Stand.

Cash sales: Purchase from the Jackie Husband Ticket Booth before approaching the turnstiles.

Card sales: Purchase from the Jackie Husband Ticket Booth before approaching the turnstiles.

Tickets will be available to purchase until kick off.

John Lambie Stand: 

Cash sales: Purchase at the John Lambie Stand turnstiles.

Card sales: Purchase from the Jackie Husband Ticket Booth before approaching the turnstiles.

Travelling Support: 

Cash sales: Purchase at turnstile 40

Card sales: Purchase from the Jackie Husband Ticket Booth before approaching the turnstiles.

Pre-purchased tickets: Enter through turnstiles 41, 42, 43 or 44.

Penicuik Athletic supporters will be accommodated in the north end of the Jackie Husband Stand occupying sections 7,8 and 9.

JagZone LIVE v Penicuik Athletic

Our audio commentary service, JagZone LIVE, will be providing full audio coverage as Thistle seek Scottish Cup progression against East of Scotland League side, Penicuik Athletic.

The build-up to the game with our commentary team will begin at 2:45pm, 15 minutes ahead of kick-off.

The Jags are looking to make it three consecutive wins as Cuikie come to Maryhill for one of the biggest games in their history.

To listen to the broadcast, simply log in to your Jagzone account, click on the audio commentary tab and press the play button on the player.

Jagzone LIVE is only available to Jagzone subscribers so sign up here to listen to the show.

Match Programme v Penicuik Athletic

This weekend, Partick Thistle take on Penicuik Athletic in William Hill Scottish Cup action at the Energy Check Stadium at Firhill.

Our matchday programme for the game will be available for just £3.

Included in the programme will be:

  • An in-depth interview with Reece Cole
  • Activities for your Junior Jags.
  • An update from the Partick Thistle Charitable Trust.
  • A look at Scottish cup ties from the past
  • The latest installment of our players of the decade
  • The thoughts of Jags gaffer Ian McCall
  • And much more

Copies of our matchday programme will be on sale around the Energy Check Stadium at Firhill ahead of kick off.

If you can’t make it along to the game, copies of the programme can be purchased online from our programme supplier, Curtis Sport, here.

Half-Time Draw

It will be Albert Craig performing the half-time draw at the Energy Check Stadium at Firhill this weekend.

You can buy your draw tickets from our sellers around the ground ahead of the game.

2020 Calendars

The 2020 Partick Thistle Calendar is now on sale and will be available to purchase from the old programme stall in the Jackie Husband.

Priced at just £8 stock is limited to don’t miss out.

Calendar’s are also available to purchase online. 

PlayerZone

There is no PlayerZone after Saturday’s match.

 

Partick Thistle FC
Partick Thistle
22
Scott Fox
2
Ryan Williamson
3
James Penrice
4
Tam O'Ware
5
Ben Hall (Osman Kakay 45)
11
Gary Harkins (Kenny Miller 45)
12
Reece Cole
16
Cammy Palmer
17
Craig Slater
19
Dario Zanatta (Tommy Robson 84)
43
Steven Saunders
 
Subs
1
Jamie Sneddon
6
Sean McGinty
9
Kenny Miller
15
Tommy Robson
18
Lewis Mansell
23
Raffaele De Vita
24
Osman Kakay
Penicuik Athletic
1
Robert Watt
4
Darrell Young
5
Greg Page
6
Calum Connolly
8
Sam Jones
9
Kieran Watson
11
Paul Tansey (Ryan Baptie 78)
14
Scott McCory-Irving (Sean Stewart 68)
15
Aaron Ponton (Lumbert Kateleza 68)
18
Craig Stevenson
18
Andrew Forbes
 
Subs
13
Kevin Swain
2
Liam O'Donnell
3
Ryan Baptie
7
Lumbert Kateleza
10
Aaron Sommerville
16
Sean Stewart
 
Subs
1
Jamie Sneddon
6
Sean McGinty
9
Kenny Miller
15
Tommy Robson
18
Lewis Mansell
23
Raffaele De Vita
24
Osman Kakay
 
Subs
13
Kevin Swain
2
Liam O'Donnell
3
Ryan Baptie
7
Lumbert Kateleza
10
Aaron Sommerville
16
Sean Stewart
Match Preview

Partick Thistle v Penicuik Athletic – 23rd November 2019

Thistle host Penicuik Athletic in the William Hill Scottish Cup tomorrow afternoon with the Jags looking to secure their place in the next round of the competition. There has been a lot of developments off the pitch this week and that is where ptfc.co.uk started our chat with Assistant Manager Neil Scally as we looked ahead to the match.

“There has been no change in focus for us. We’re just focused on what happens on the pitch. What has happened off the pitch is nothing to do with us so we’ve been firmly focused on Penicuik Athletic.

“The players have been training really well this week. We’re on the back of two good victories and we’re looking to make it three wins in a row to secure our place in the next round of the cup. We can see the confidence of the players rising throughout the month and we are going to use that in tomorrow’s tie.”

With our visitors bringing over 1,000 fans to Maryhill Scally believes it has all the makings of a classic cup tie.

“Without a doubt. We’ve just played Stenhousemuir, so we know that Penicuik must be a decent side if they knocked a League Two side out of the competition. They will be looking to add us to their list of scalps so we are going to have to be professional and earn the right to win the game of football over the 90 minutes.

“It has all the makings of a great cup tie. I think everyone in Penicuik is going to travel along the M8 to Maryhill with over 1,200 tickets sold by them and our fans are always out in good numbers supporting us so it should make for a great afternoon.”

Thistle’s preparation for the match has been as professional as ever and Neil detailed a few of the ways the team have been preparing for the visit of Cuikie.

“We’ve had them watched a couple of times with Willie Kinniburgh taking in a few of their games. We know what to expect from them and we are well aware of their threats and how they can hurt us, but more importantly how we can hurt them. Preparation-wise we’ve been treating it like a league game, progressing in the cup brings money to the club. We’re looking to get another win and keep the confidence levels rising among the group going into a run of tough Championship games.”

The Jags were missing the services of three Jags last weekend through international duty but the assistant gaffer is proud to see them go away with their countries.

“It’s great for them individually to go and perform for their countries but for the club it is fantastic as well because it helps raise Thistle’s profile and makes us more attractive to players who might join us in the future. Unfortunately Shea has picked up a knock which we are still assessing, so he won’t make the game on Saturday but Osman Kakay and Cammy Palmer come back into contention.”

Finally Neil updated us with the team news ahead of tomorrow’s game.

“Joe Cardle and Stuart Bannigan are suspended which is disappointing because they are two players we’d love to have available for us. We have a big squad though so it will give someone else the opportunity to get involved and impress us going in to the next game.”

More exclusive preview interviews with Craig Slater and Thistle assistant manager, Neil Scally, are now available to JagZone subscribers – log in to see them.

Jagzone members will also be able to watch extended highlights of the game.

Can’t make it to the match? JagzoneLIVE will bring you coverage of the full 90 minutes through our audio commentary service which begins begins at 2:45pm – you can listen in here.

For a full list of all the great content you can access from just £5.99 per month as a Jagzone member, click here.

Article Copyright © 2019. Permission to use quotations from this article online is only granted subject to appropriate source credit and hyperlink to ptfc.co.uk.

 
100’Full Time

Thistle progress to the next round

 
88’Penicuik Athletic corner
 
87’Penicuik Athletic corner
 
85’

The game's sponsor is Proud Jags and they have selected Reece Cole as their man of the match

84’Thistle Booking - Craig Slater
80’Thistle substitution: Tommy Robson replaces Dario Zanatta
79’Thistle Booking - Tam O'Ware
77’Penicuik Athletic Booking - Calum Connolly
74’Penicuik Athletic substitution: Ryan Baptie replaces Paul Tansey
 
70’Thistle corner
 
68’

Kakay sends a ball over from the right and Miller meets it with a sliding effort but his effort comes back off the bar.

 
66’Thistle corner
65’Penicuik Athletic substitution: Lumbert Kateleza replaces Aaron Paton
64’Penicuik Athletic substitution: Sean Stewart replaces Scott McCory-Irving
 
61’

Cole wins the ball before bearing down on goal but Watt pulls off a great save.

 
54’Thistle corner
51’Penicuik Athletic Booking - Kieran Watson
46’Thistle substitution: Osman Kakay replaces Ben Hall
46’Thistle substitution: Kenny Miller replaces Gary Harkins
 
45’Kick-Off (2nd half)
07’Penicuik Athletic Booking - Kieran Watson
06’Penicuik Athletic Booking - Kieran Watson
 
05’Thistle corner
 
45’Half-Time
 
44’Thistle corner
 
40’Penicuik Athletic corner
29’Thistle Booking - Gary Harkins
 
21’Thistle corner
 
13’

Penicuik have a chance but the ball goes just wide of Fox's left hand post.

 
10’

Zanatta dispossess the keeper and the ball falls to Slater who tries a lob but Watt gets back to tip it wide.

00’Goal Thistle! Reece Cole
Thistle 1 - Penicuik Athletic 0

Cole wIth the GOALLL!!!

 
00’Kick-Off
Match Reaction

Partick Thistle v Penicuik Athletic – 23rd November 2019

It was down to William Hill Scottish Cup action for Partick Thistle as the Jags entertained East of Scotland side Penicuik Athletic in the third round of the illustrious completion. Thistle would head through to the next round courtesy of Reece Cole’s early goal and Jags gaffer Ian McCall spoke to ptfc.co.uk shortly after the full time whistle.

“I thought we started the game terrifically well and scored with our first attack. For the first ten minutes I thought we were really good. We could have scored a second goal when Craig Slater had the opportunity but credit to the goalkeeper, he made a top notch save. Penicuik then had their best chance of the entire game and got a huge lift from that and I thought they were the better team for the rest of the first half.

“We’d have liked to add more goals to the game in the second half but we had two or three good chances in the second half that on another day we would have scored. Penicuik didn’t really have a clear chance for Scott Fox to deal with in the second fourty five minutes and it got a bit nervy when they had a couple of corners at the end but we held out and got our name in tomorrow’s draw.”

There were a couple of claims for penalty kicks from the Jags support and Ian believes his side should have been given, at least, one spot kick.

“I think they were two of the clearest penalties I’ve ever seen and they were turned down. I went to speak to the referee after the game to get his thoughts which I can respect and understand. If we had got those then it might have made the game a little more comfortable but we saw it out well and that is two homes games in a row we’ve got over the line in the final minutes which we weren’t doing earlier in the season.”

Our visitor’s brought over 1,300 supporters through from Penicuik and the gaffer believed it contributed to a great cup tie.

“I think you have to give huge credit to Penicuik Athletic. Their supporters were fantastic, they played very well and were the better team in the first half and that made for a good Scottish Cup tie. When you look at the other results in the Scottish Cup today, with a number of the more fancied teams going out, then at least we are in the hat for the next round.”

The draw for the fourth round takes place tomorrow evening but for McCall his focus is firmly on the visit of Alloa Athletic to the Energy Check Stadium at Firhill on Tuesday evening.

“We’ll get who we get in the cup draw and worry about that in January when the tie is close. For us, we’ve got to recover well and get ready for Tuesday night which is another massive league game for this club. We’ll have to play an awful lot better than we did this afternoon if we want to get anything from the match so when the players report for training on Sunday morning, we’ll look to recover and get ourselves into the best position possible for the game on Tuesday night.”

A more in depth video interview with Ian McCall is available to Jagzone subscribers now as well as reaction from Cammy Palmer – log in to view.

Jagzone subscribers will also be able to watch extended highlights of the game.

For a full list of all the great content you can access from just £5.99 per month as a Jagzone member, click here.

Article Copyright © 2019. Permission to use quotations from this article online is only granted subject to appropriate source credit and hyperlink to ptfc.co.uk.

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